Cecil's Open Road

  • INTERVIEWED BY:

    Crazy Babbling Sunshine

  • INTERVIEW LOCATION:

    New York, NY

  • ON DVD:

CECIL SCHEIB

Director of Sustainability & Energy
NYU

“It’s always easier to take risks once you can picture what will happen if you fail.”

INTERESTS:

Environment & Nature

THEMES DISCUSSED:

Choices Fulfillment Inspiration Perseverance Planning Risk Goals Success

FOUNDATION:

Upholding a cause I believe in

TAGS:

1997, change, community, different, eco-village, energy, freedom, full scholarship, fun, happy, impact, inspired, leave, let down, love, music, NYU, passion, Salt Lake City, youth

BIOGRAPHY:

  • Had a full scholarship to the University of Maryland to study music.
  • Felt like the school was too big for him, did a transfer program at the University of Montana.
  • Got “bit by the bug” while flying over the Midwest, realized that humans rule the planet, have a duty to protect it.
  • Knew he couldn’t just take an environmental science class and move on, he had to dedicate his life to this.
  • Found a group of people who felt the same, they decided they wanted to found an “eco-village.”
  • Started Dancing Rabbit—all homes built with alternative materials, powered by renewable energy, grow and consume organic produce.
  • Wishes he could’ve cloned himself: part of him could’ve stayed at Dancing Rabbit forever, part of him had always wanted to live in New York.
  • Moved to New York, got to enjoy city life, simultaneously help the environment on a large scale by making NYU more sustainable.

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